Festival to present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

New Delhi, Aug 15 : The 10th edition of Lok Sangeet Sammelan, with its theme of finding the contemporary in folk music, is all set to begin at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here from Saturday. The two-day music affair has been curated by noted vocalist and composer Vidya Shah and will explore the theme […]

Pakistani, Chinese officials open art exhibition in Islamabad

Islamabad, Aug 15 : Pakistani and Chinese officials have jointly inaugurated an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). Pakistan’s caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Ali Zafar and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing inaugurated the exhibition organized by the PNCA on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency […]

‘Understand India’ programme to be launched in China

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 15 : India plans to launch an “Understanding India” programme in China to “demystify” the country and create a better understanding of it. Despite being immediate neighbours, India and China lack people-to-people contact and cultural exchange. Indian Council of Cultural Relations President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who was in Beijing to attend […]

Exhibition unveils events in Delhi during partition

New Delhi, Aug 15 : A four-day exhibition that unveils the events in Delhi during the partition in 1947 is open at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here. Titled “My Heart Belongs in Delhi”, the exhibition has been curated by the 1947 Partition Archive, an initiative that documents the collective history of the sub-continent’s Partition. […]

Google celebrates I-Day with ‘truck art’ doodle

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Google on Wednesday celebrated India’s 72nd Independence Day with a colourful truck art doodle, featuring images of some of the country’s most iconic plants and animals. “A long-standing tradition in this four million square kilometre nation where truckers who live on the road surround themselves with cheerful folk art to […]

Israel discovers 19th-century soap factory in Jaffa

Jerusalem, Aug 14 : A soap factory dating back to the 19th century has been unearthed, along with large underground chambers, in the old city of Jaffa, said a report published on Tuesday by Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA). The discoveries were revealed at the Uri Geller Museum, now under construction and expected to be opened […]